Appendix - Scientific Keywords

Keywords to be used in APT when submitting a proposal.

The Tables in this Appendix list the Scientific Keywords that are valid for use in the proposal template. 

Within a panel, proposals are assigned to individual reviewers based on the reviewers' expertise and based partly on the keywords given in the proposal and partly on analysis of the proposal text. Generally, the more keywords the proposer selects the better the match to reviewers' expertise. Proposals can designate both a Science Category and an Alternate Category. Designating an Alternate Category enables usage of keywords from multiple categories. The Science Mission Office at STScI reserves the right to re-classify proposals.

For additional information on the proposal sorting into each panel, see JWST Proposal Selection Procedures. The JWST Scientific Categories and Keywords were developed using the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus.



Solar System Astronomy

Asteroids

Astronomical models

Astronomical simulations

Atmospheric composition

Atmospheric variability

Binary systems / Multiple systems

Biomarkers

Centaurs

Chemical composition

Comets

Inner planets

Irregular satellites

Main belt asteroids

Minor planets

Natural satellites

Near-Earth objects

Occultation

Orbits

Outer planets

Planetary atmospheres

Planetary rings

Planetary surfaces

Small solar system bodies

Space weather

Surface composition

Surface ices

Surface processes

Surface variability

Transits

Trans-Neptunian objects

Trojan asteroids

Zodiacal cloud

Stellar Physics and Stellar Types
Astrometry
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations

Binary stars / Trinary stars

Black holes

Brown dwarf stars
Circumstellar disks
Circumstellar matter
Early-type stars
Evolved stars
Gamma-ray bursts
Gravitational wave sources
H II regions
High contrast techniques
Interacting binary stars
Interstellar dust
Intermediate type stars
Interstellar medium
Late-type stars
Low mass stars
Main sequence stars
Massive stars
Molecular clouds
Neutron stars
Planetary nebulae
Pre-main sequence stars
Pulsars
Radiative transfer
Stellar abundances
Stellar accretion disks
Stellar atmospheres
Stellar evolution
Stellar jets
Stellar mergers
Stellar phenomena
Stellar structures
Supernovae
Transient sources
Variable stars
White dwarf stars
Young stellar objects 
Galaxies
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations
Chemical abundances
Disk galaxies
Dwarf galaxies
Elliptical galaxies
Emission line galaxies

Galaxy bulges

Galaxy classification systems
Galaxy dark matter halos
Galaxy disks
Galaxy environments
Galaxy evolution
Galaxy formation
Galaxy kinematics
Galaxy mergers
Galaxy spheroids
Galaxy stellar halos
Galaxy structure
High-redshift galaxies
Infrared photometry
Interacting galaxies

Interstellar dust

Irregular galaxies
Local Group
Luminous infrared galaxies

Lyman-break galaxies

Magellanic Clouds

Molecular gas

Nearby galaxies

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Population III stars

Quenched galaxies
Scaling relations
Spectral energy distribution
Star clusters
Star formation
Starburst galaxies
Stellar populations
Ultraluminous infrared galaxies
Intergalactic Medium and the Circumgalactic Medium
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations
Circumgalactic medium
Cooling flows
Damped Lyman-alpha systems
Gunn-Peterson effect
Intergalactic dust clouds
Intergalactic medium
Lyman-alpha forest
Metal line absorbers
Warm-hot intergalactic medium
Exoplanets and Exoplanet Formation
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations
Biomarkers
Chemical composition
Circumstellar disks
Debris disks
Exoplanet atmospheres
Exoplanet atmospheric composition
Exoplanet atmospheric variability
Exoplanet evolution
Exoplanet formation
Exoplanet structure
Exoplanet surfaces
Exoplanet systems
Exoplanets
Extrasolar gas giants
Extrasolar ice giants
Extrasolar rocky planets
Free floating planets

High contrast techniques

Natural satellites (Extrasolar)
Planet hosting stars
Protoplanetary disks (Extrasolar)
Space weather
Transits
Stellar Populations and the Interstellar Medium

Astrochemistry

Astrometry
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations
Chemical abundances
Dwarf galaxies
Early-type stars
Elliptical galaxies
Galactic center
Galaxy bulges
Galaxy evolution
Galaxy halos
Galaxy spheroids
Globular star clusters
Gravitational microlensing
H II regions
Hertzsprung Russell diagram

High mass star formation

Initial mass function

Intermediate type stars

Interstellar atomic gas

Interstellar dust
Interstellar ices
Interstellar medium
Irregular galaxies
Late-type stars
Local Group

Low mass star formation

Low metallicity stars

Magellanic Clouds

Molecular clouds

Molecular gas

Open star clusters
Planetary nebulae
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Population I stars
Population II stars
Population III stars

Resolved stellar populations

Star clusters
Star formation

Star formation histories

Stellar distance

Stellar kinematics

Stellar population synthesis

Young stellar objects

Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galaxies
AGN host galaxies
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations
Blazars
Broad-absorption line quasar
Emission line galaxies
Galaxy jets
Galaxy winds

High contrast techniques

High-luminosity active galactic nuclei
LINER galaxies
Low-luminosity active galactic nuclei
Markarian galaxies
M-sigma relation
Quasars
Quenched galaxies
Radio cores
Reverberation mapping
Seyfert galaxies
Stellar accretion disks
Stellar feedback
Supermassive black holes
X-ray active galactic nuclei
Large-scale Structure of the Universe
Astronomical models
Astronomical simulations
Chemical abundances
Cooling flows
Cosmic infrared background
Cosmological parameters
Cosmology
Dark energy
Dark matter distribution
Extragalactic legacy and deep fields
Galaxy clusters
Galaxy groups
Gamma-ray bursts
Gravitational lensing

Hubble constant

Intracluster medium
Large-scale structure of the universe

Low densities

Lyman-break galaxies

Overdensities

Protoclusters

Protogalaxies
Protostars
Red giant tip
Reionization
Stellar distance
Supernovae

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